Individuals paid via the University's payroll will, in most cases, be considered to be employees of the University for tax and employment law purposes. Unless specifically notified, therefore, any PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) due will be deducted at source from payments made via the payroll so that individuals receive a net payment after deductions. From an employment law perspective, employee status is determined by a variety of factors.
The payroll is run on a monthly basis, with payments made to individuals on the last but one working day of the month. Payment is made by electronic BACS transfer directly into individuals' bank accounts.
Everyone on the University payroll due a payment will receive a payslip advising them of pay, deductions, and net pay for the month.
After the end of each tax year (tax years run from April 6th every year) individuals with an active record on the payroll will also receive a P60 certificate (no later than 31 May of the new tax year) which is an annual certificate of taxable pay, tax and NI deductions. This document should be retained as evidence should you be required to complete a personal tax return.
The Payroll team also administers casual payments via the University payroll for individuals who are working for the University on a short-term or ad-hoc basis. Please refer to the section for further information. If you are unsure whether an individual is to be paid via the University's monthly payroll, please refer to the Employment and Payment for Services guidance.
The administration of the OSPS pensioners' payroll is dealt with by the Pensions Office, to whom all enquiries should be directed in the first instance.